Welcome back to school! I am extremely happy to have your child in my class this year. Please read the important information below:
Monday Folders: These important folders will be sent home every Monday and contain information from myself or the school. Thank you for reviewing this with your child and reminding them to return their Monday Folder EVERY Monday.
Scholastic Book Orders: An order form from Scholastic will be sent home monthly. This is a great way to purchase quality books at a reasonable price. They will come home in your child’s Monday Folder. Be sure to check out return dates, and if you are interested in ordering online a code is also available on the order form for your convenience.
Library/Media: We visit the library on Tuesdays. Please help your child return their books on Monday.
Music: Monday & Wednesday
P.E.: Tuesday - Friday Thank you for sending your child in appropriate footwear on these days.
Homework: Since we work so hard in school, I will not be sending regular homework home for your child to complete. I want to emphasis family-time while your child is at home. 😊
Occasionally, your child will be given special projects to complete. If a special project is coming home, I will email you to let you know. Please make sure we have your most recent email. (One that you check frequently) Also, as we move through the year if your child needs additional practice on a specific skill, I will contact you via email and send additional skill work home in your child’s Monday folder.
Birthdays: This is an extremely special day for your child. If you would like to send treats, please let me know the day before. Please send something quick and easy to manage. (Juice boxes, granola bars, cupcakes, etc. NO CAKE PLEASE!) Treats may be sent with your child or dropped off at the office. The last 10 minutes of the day classmates will sing “Happy Birthday” and treats will be passed out as the kids leave for the day. This is a time for the class to recognize your child’s special day. Any additional celebrations with family are asked to take place outside of the school day. (We are a peanut-free classroom so thank you for making sure any treats you send are peanut/nut-free)
Clothing: As the seasons change please make sure your child has a jacket or coat to wear on a daily basis. We go outside for recess everyday unless it is pouring down rain, so please help your child to be prepared.
Fieldtrips: Once fieldtrips are scheduled, permission slips and information will come home for parents to sign. Parent volunteers will be needed to schedule fieldtrips so please let me know if you are interested.
Parent Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering in your child’s classroom or for fieldtrips please let me know. I know many of you work, but if you have time to grade papers or prep materials for our class at home it would be greatly appreciated. I would love to have some additional help! If you have questions about this, please let me know.
School Hours: Students may enter the building at 8:55 a.m. for breakfast. The final bell is at 9:15 a.m. Please help your child to be in their classroom no later than 9:10 a.m. so they may organize themselves for the day. Students are expected to be in their seat when the bell rings so they are not counted as tardy.
Attendance: It is VERY important that your child is at school on-time and daily. Please try to schedule appointments after school or during the days your child does not have school. A school calendar has been provided to assist you with this.
Illness: If your child is sick and will not be at school please let the office know by calling:
End of the Day: School ends at 3:30 p.m., if your child is being picked up please discuss ahead of time a meeting place, and who will be picking them up and where.
***A note or email from an adult is required if there is a change in where your child will be going after school. For your child’s safety, I will not accept a verbal, “but my mom told me too!”
Early Check-Out If you need to pick up your child early for an appointment, please stop by the office. Please keep early check-outs to a minimum as we are learning ALL DAY & I would hate for your child to miss out on any special events or projects that might be taking place!
Questions: Feel free to call or email me if you have questions or concerns. I will return calls & emails after school.
Finally: Thank you for your support!